Boat Rentals in Vancouver

Experience the exhilaration of boating around the most beautiful city in the World

Granville Island Boat Rentals, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, has the safest and most modern boat rental fleet in Vancouver. We have been servicing all of Vancouver’s speed boat rental needs since 1982.

Experience the thrill of driving your very own private speed boat while navigating the majestic Vancouver coastline and surrounding Islands.

The best boat rental rates .. Guaranteed !
The largest boat rental fleet in Vancouver
The newest  Bayliner bowrider fleet in Vancouver
A free one day boating license with every rental
The best boat rental location

If it’s zipping around the harbour you’re after, or a peaceful, leisurely cruise, we have the boats for you and your friends. There is no better way to experience the magnificent waters of Vancouver.Adventure awaits .. look up and catch sight of a bald eagle or gaze down at a harbour seal. Boating in and around Vancouver is truly an unforgettable experience, nothing brings a family or friends together like a day on the water. Put us down on your itinerary for fun.

Reserve your boat rental online today

Call us at 604-682-6287 or 1-877-688-2628


Visit the Seal Colony or Granite Waterfalls and many more ..


Start exploring in your own speed boat ..

250km 2 of coast to explore
Watch the seals
Explore the falls


Located in the heart of downtown ..

The best boat rental location with easy access to the coast. Directions ..
The Boats
The newest boats and best rates ..

Motor can be either 115HP or 150HP. Prefer the driver to have some previous boating experience or a PCOC license..

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Motor can be either 115HP or 150HP.  Most Popular Premium New Boats!

Promotion: Early Bird Special starting at 9:00 to 10:00am 

Boating season started. Online booking is available now.    (Predetermined rental slots availability with a minimum rental duration of 2 hours)

Prepayment is required, and 24-hour cancellation/reschedule policy applies. You may read the FAQs page for details.

Early Bird Promotion: The last hour free in a 4 or 5 -Hours Early Bird Slot (Limited Supply)

One hour free of rental charge with 4 or 5 hours trip departing before 10:00AM. (e.g. Start at 9:00AM and end at 14:00PM, charge 4 hours regular rental, the driver needs to come to our office half hour in advance for check-in and training). On the booking availability calendar, select the available Early Bird Hours time slot with discounted price. Limited supply.

Regular hourly rate applies to the rest of the hours. (No more $5/hour discount available for Early Bird 5 Hours) 

Important Information:

– Person 21 years of age or older as the driver, fluent in English.

– At check-in time, present valid photo ID and the original credit card that was used for your online booking.  

– Hourly rates do not include fuel, one time $10 fee per driver, and applicable tax.

– On the rental date, a damage deposit of $1,000 (16/17/18ft boats) or $1,500 (19/21ft boats) of either a major credit card or cash. (If use Visa Debit or Master Debit card for fund holding and release, upon fund release, it may take up to one week for the client to receive refund depending on the client’s bank system.)        

– Boat drivers must arrive at our rental office 30 minutes before the rental start time to complete check-in and training process.  (Training Video is available on FAQ page)

– 24 hour cancellation or reschedule policy! (100% refund if client cancel or reschedule 24 hours in advance to boating time, 50% refund if client cancel or reschedule during the period of 1-24  hours before boating time. ) 

– Predetermined rental slots availability online with a minimum rental duration of 2 hours. If you need to rent multiple boats or want to rent one boat for more than 4 or 5 hours, please refer to the FAQs under Boat Rentals section  to make your reservations.

Adventure Awaits
Visit a seal colony, have a picnic on a picturesque island, view the downtown skyline, explore the Granite waterfalls and keep your eyes peeled for a pod of Orca whales.

Experience the thrill of driving a boat ..

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Water bike rentals are NOW available at Granville Island. It's fun & fitness on the water!

Operated by Vancouver Boat Rentals at J-Dock on Granville Island

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Try our new Hydro Bike

Explore Fales Creek by riding our Hydro Bike. Have fun on the water!

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Hydrobike Explorer is top selling Water Bike in the world. This USA-built eco-friendly watercraft enables you to safely and effortlessly bicycle on water and easily cruise at a speed of 8 km/hr to 14 km/hr. Water biking makes for a cool and fun adventure and is a truly unique way to explore the False Creek area with family and friends.

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Adventure awaits .. with the perfect birthday gift. More gift card info ..

Granville Island Boat Rentals

Granville Island Boat Rentals has been operating on Granville Island in the heart of downtown Vancouver since 1982. Boat renters come back year after year to enjoy the safest and most modern boat rental fleet in Vancouver. Granville Island Boat Rentals has served over half a million customers since it began renting boats in 1982.

Even if you have never driven a boat before there is no need to worry, our easy to operate boats make boating fun for everyone. Driving is easy with a lever to control your speed and a wheel just like a car to steer. Granville Island Boat Rentals helpful staff make sure everyone is comfortable before they leave the dock and go through everything you need to know like maps of the area, how to drive the boat and safety equipment. Navigating the waters around Vancouver is easy as there are many landmarks to help guide you.

If boating is something you have always wanted to try then contact Granville Island Boat Rentals today to book your boat rental adventure ..

Granville Island Boat Rentals is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver on Granville Island. Granville Island is popular with locals and tourists with millions visiting every year. You could spend your entire day on Granville Island shopping and eating and with our Boat Rentals location right on Granville Island you can easily rent a boat and get out and enjoy the amazing views of Vancouver.

Minutes from our Granville Island Boat Rental location you will be out in English Bay in your rental boat exploring the sites Vancouver has to offer. While exploring Vancouver’s coast line with Granville Island Boat Rentals look out for wildlife like seals, bald eagles, marine birds along the way. There is so much to see and do when you rent a boat with Granville Island Boat Rentals.

Go west on your boat rental towards Bowen Island and you will get amazing views back of the city while boating by lots of tankers that dot English Bay. Continue on your boat rental up towards the Seal Colony at Pam Rocks where you will find around 150 seals relaxing, playing and jumping into the water. You will be amazed at how many seals you will see from your boat. Boating to the east, you will see Vancouver’s beautiful skyline from coal harbour and taking your boat rental further you will reach the amazing mountain fjords at Indian Arm. At the top of Indian Arm you will find Granite Waterfalls, this is a great place to stop your boat and relax on your boat rental in the peaceful surroundings. Renting a boat with Granville Island Boat Rentals is a must in Vancouver.

Guest Comments

“.. What a rocking great time the two guys at the shop where right on!! Very informative with local conditions where not to go and most important were to go! Boats are in excellent condition and handle great an excellent way to take a trip without a large crowded tour boat. Also too the water was extremely refreshing!! Thanks for the great time ..”
– Richard & Melina, Texas, USA

“.. Great experience ! The nicest, most friendly staff I’ve ever met in Canada. The boat was nice and handled well. The price was very reasonable. Great way to get a different view of Vancouver. A absolute must try. Thanks guys ! ..”
– Morten Bothmann, Copenhagen, Denmark

“.. GIBR and Granville Island was the back drop to my wedding engagement to my beautiful girlfriend of 4 years. We spent the afternoon on the boats and then had dinner on the island. It could not have been done without G.I.B.R. The Staff was once again amazing and we will be back. Thanks for all the Help ..”
– Curtis, Surrey, Canada

“.. Our last day in Vancouver and we thought we would go visit Granville Island, never thought we would have been sightseeing in a boat. We have never rented a boat but our Hotel (Hotel Vancouver) said it was a great way to see the City. And yes it was fantastic! You guys are really good with kids! Thank you again, we love your City! Sally ..”
– Sally, London, England

“.. Thanks for the awesome instructions and patience. We had a great time! My 7 yr. old spotted a seal! My husband received a gift certificate for his 40th birthday…fabulous idea! ..”
– Sarah, Delta, Canada

“.. I just want to thank you for the excellent service that you provided to my sister and I on Monday, September 15th, 2008. I know that you went out of your way to provide us with a boat to rent that day, and to let you know that we really appreciated what you did. To those interested in renting a boat at Granville Island, I would highly recommend Granville Island Boat Rentals. The equipment is basically new and service is very courteous and professional. We had a great day on the water. Thank you again ..”
– Douglas, Victoria, Canada

“.. My brother and I had a wonderful day on the water. Even though we live in greater Vancouver seeing the city from the water is spectacular. Thanks for the excellent service. We will be back for more ..”
– Joan, Delta, Canada

“.. My boyfriend and I went up the indian arm and stopped at the water fall and had a big picnic, it was amazing I recommend everyone to do that!!! Biggrin We spent about 4 hours up there but seemed like a full day, can’t wait to do it again! ..”
– Janice, Vancouver, Canada

“.. A spur of the moment thing!With guests from Australia enjoying lunch on the pier at Bridges – the perfect way to end the day with a trip to show them the sights of Vancouver at its’ best. Most of these comments read as if they were written by GIBR themselves but the friendly yet efficient crew really do set them above other rental companies I have experienced. First class boats and equipment,and a smiling face. What more could you ask for? ..”
– Ian Rigg, West Van., Canada